Have you purchased and installed an app or game from Windows 10 Store and want to reinstall the game or app now? Do you want to reinstall a purchased app or game after reinstalling Windows 10? Want to repair a purchased app or game by reinstalling it? In this guide, we will see how to view apps and games bought from the Windows Store and reinstall them in Windows 10.
Finding apps purchased and installed from Windows Store is fairly easy. Because Windows Store saves history of all purchased apps and games in your Microsoft account, you can navigate to the Store, and sign in with Microsoft account to view all purchased items from Store.
If you have purchased apps and games from using credit card, debit card, mobile phone balance or bill, or any other payment method, you can follow the given below directions to re-download and reinstall a game or app in Windows 10.
Reinstall apps and games purchased from Windows Store in Windows 10
Step 1: In order to reinstall an app, you first need to uninstall the app from your PC. You can skip this step is you’ve already uninstalled the app or if you are installing the app on a clean install of Windows 10.
To uninstall an app, open Start menu, navigate to the app that you want to uninstall, right-click on the app and then click Uninstall option. Click OK button when you see the confirmation dialog. You can also use CCleaner to uninstall apps in Windows 10.
Step 2: Open Windows Store app. The Store app can by launched by typing Store in the Start menu or taskbar search box and then pressing Enter key.
Step 3: Once the Store app is launched, click on the user icon located next to the search box. If you have already signed in to Windows Store, you will see your Microsoft account picture next to the search instead. If you haven’t signed in to the Store already, please click on the user icon and sign in to the Store using your Microsoft account.
Note that if you have multiple Microsoft accounts, please be sure to sign in with the account which you previously used to buy the app that you’re looking to reinstall.
Click on user icon or account picture and then click My library.
Step 4: On the My Library page, you can view recently purchased as well as installed apps and games from the Store. To view all apps and games, click Show all link.
To install a previously purchased app, click the download icon next to the app name (this will open the app page) that you want to install/reinstall and then click Install button to download and install the app.
Note that Download icon will not appear next to apps that are already installed on your PC.